Cases for Sony T Series Coming Soon

When a new handheld comes out, it usually takes a while before a good collection of accessories is available and Sony's T series is no exception. Several cases will be released in the next few weeks.

InnoPocket is currently working on a hardcase for the T615C that it plans to release next month. It's an aluminium case that opens to the side that has slots to allow access to the Memory Stick slot, IR port, and Jog Dial. It will be available on March 15 for $30.

A company spokesperson was willing to confirm that a picture of this hardcase that has appeared on several websites this week is real, though it is of the prototype. The final version may or may not look like this.

DS International has announced that it will release a Pocket Armor aluminum hardcase on April 20 that is designed to work with both the T615C and T415. It will cost $34.

The cover opens to the right, rather than to the left as on most cases. This leaves room on the left for openings in the case for the Jog Dial and Back button. It will come in black, silver, or titanium colors. The company is taking preorders now.

E&B Company is planning to release the Slipper T615, a leather case that fits both T-series models.

This opens upwards and allows the user to HotSync the handheld in the cradle without having to remove the case. It will be available in blue or black for $37 or $40 with a belt clip.

E&B is taking preorders and expects to have them in stock soon.

When asked after the release of the T615C, a spokesperson for Vaja Cases said it was planning to release a case for the T615C somewhere around the end of February. RhinoSkin is also in the process of developing both aluminium and leather cases for the T series.

Sony offers a case that fits both the T615C and T415 already.

Of course, just about any one-size-fits-all case will do fine for either model, like the SmarterCase. Naturally, this is only for those who don't mind a bit of extra bulk.

Thanks to Ravi and Nicos for the tips. -Ed

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I.M. Anonymous @ 2/21/2002 9:49:52 AM #
I swear I saw one of these at Best Buy Ann Arbor on the rack already. Maybe it wasn't for the T series but I thought it said T on it. I'll look today if I get around to it.

Eston Bond
CEO Pine Tree Software

RE: Hmmm
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/21/2002 10:36:34 AM #
Eston, which one of these?

RE: Hmmm
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/21/2002 12:53:39 PM #
maybe its the hardcase for HS edge? it kinda looks similar

RE: Hmmm
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/24/2002 5:42:45 PM #
hardcase. it could've been for the edge, but it wasn't near all the handspring stuff :)

What about the P series??? 760c?

noshow @ 2/21/2002 11:23:47 AM #
It seems that one of the best handhelds palm OS PDA'a out there lacks accessories in a bad way; especially the cases. Does anyone argue that despite a terrific product developed by Sony they have dropped the ball with the lack of peripherals available. By the way I live in Vancouver, BC, Can. which makes availability of existing Sony Clie extras even worse!

RE: What about the P series??? 760c?
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/21/2002 1:08:23 PM #
when Palm was the only PalmOS hardware around it was easy for developers to make the decision to support it with accesories but now that the market is fragmenting developers having to make tough decisions. while my wife's Sony T615 is amazing it still has (along with all of Sony's models) under 10% marketshare in the PalmOS world, and that means a lot less accesories and cases sold.

as for Sony they have cases out for the T series and have since day 1.

RE: What about the P series??? 760c?
popko @ 2/21/2002 6:22:42 PM #
"By the way I live in Vancouver, BC, Can."

I too live in Surrey, BC, Can so I'm close enough to feel your pain. Even the Sony Store don't have any idea when they can get some accessories.


I.M. Anonymous @ 2/21/2002 3:01:05 PM #
I asked Vaja about a week ago if they were going to make a case for the T-series and they said they weren't sure yet.

RE: Vaja
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/21/2002 3:33:28 PM #
I also emailed them and they were very vague about if they were going to do a case for the T615c

RE: Vaja
I.M. Anonymous @ 2/22/2002 12:11:42 PM #
Ditto. They actually told me that they had "no plans to make a case for the T615C". That sounds like a far cry from the info in the above article.

Ed, who at Vaja told you there would be a case by the end of February?

EB Cases

harley2g @ 2/21/2002 3:56:05 PM #
I spoke with EB today and they informed me that the first shipment is going out today for the non-belt clip model. For those of us that ordered the belt clip model they are hoping those will be ready early next week.




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